Highway 35 again open (4 p.m.) Emergency crews have ordered Highway 35 closed in the mid valley due to an ammonia leak

UPDATE: Highway 35 has reopened. (3:56 p.m.)

UPDATE: The leak has been located and turned off, according to dispatch. (3:51 p.m.)

UPDATE: Hood River County School District Superintendent Dan Goldman says three bus routes are being routed to Wy’east Middle School, where those students will be supervised until a family member comes and picks them up. Routes: Route 9, bus 9; route 10, bus 30; and route 15, bus 25. Photo ID is required to pick up a child. (3:26 p.m.)

Original message: Emergency crews have ordered Highway 35 closed in the mid valley due to an ammonia leak at a fruit packing house at 2135 Highway 35. Highway 35 is closed between Paasch Road and Dethman Ridge Road, along with all of Van Horn Drive and Mason Road. Motorists should avoid the Pine Grove-Odell area. The leak was reported at about 2 p.m. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office and Wy'East Fire District have responded and are requesting additional resources. The Hood River County School District has been notified concerning bus routes. Everyone on Van Horn is being evacuated, 2:34 p.m.



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